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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Palm, Palm Tree,

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tamar. This is a lofty tree without lateral branches, witha large tuft of leafy branches clustering at the top several feet long. At the base of the branches grow the dates in large clusters. Exodus 15:27 ; Numbers 33:9 ; Judges 4:5 ; Song of Solomon 7:7,8 ; Jeremiah 10:5 ; Joel 1:12 . The branches were used to construct the booths at the feast of tabernacles. Leviticus 23:40 ; Nehemiah 8:15 ; and were strewn in the path on the Lord's last entrance into Jerusalem. John 12:13 . There were many representations of palm-trees in the decorations of the temple, as there will also be in the future temple. 1 Kings 6:29-35 ; 1 Kings 7:36 ; 2 Chronicles 3:5 ; Ezekiel 40:16-37 ; Ezekiel 41:18-26 . The palm-tree is used as an emblem of fertility in Psalm 92:12 ; some trees will bear yearly more than a hundred-weight of dates and for a period of about seventy years. The palm-branches are a token of rest and peace after sorrow. Revelation 7:9 . The palm is the Phoenix dactylifera.

CITY OF PALM-TREES. Name given several times to Jericho because of the palms that grew there. Deuteronomy 34:3 ; Judges 1:16 ; Judges 3:13 , etc.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Palm, Palm Tree, '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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